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Activities and kinetic mechanisms of native and soluble NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase.

Native yeast NADPH-cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (CPR; EC and a soluble derivative lacking 33 amino acids of the NH(2)-terminus have been overexpressed as recombinant proteins in Escherichia coli. The presence of a hexahistidine sequence at the N-terminus allowed protein purification in a single step using nickel-chelating affinity chromatography. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis confirmed the predicted molecular weights of the proteins and indicated a purity of >95%. Protein functionality was demonstrated by cytochrome c reduction and reconstitution of CYP61-mediated sterol Delta(22)-desaturation. Steady-state kinetics of cytochrome c reductase activity revealed a random Bi-Bi mechanism with NADPH donating electrons directly to CPR to produce a reduced intermediary form of the enzyme. The kinetic mechanism studies showed no difference between the two yeast CPRs in mechanism or after reconstitution with CYP61-mediated 22-desaturation, confirming that the retention of the NH(2)-terminable membrane anchor is functionally dispensable.[1]


  1. Activities and kinetic mechanisms of native and soluble NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase. Lamb, D.C., Warrilow, A.G., Venkateswarlu, K., Kelly, D.E., Kelly, S.L. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2001) [Pubmed]
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